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  • Day48

    You command , I follow

    July 18 in the United Kingdom

    Enjoying the day in the Cannock Chase Woods. I like the scenery, the little seas and the silence away from town. It was an old military ground in the second world War. After that it was a refugee camp for refugees from communism and today a wildlife reserve. Tomorrow, i leave Birmingham and then it goes to Burton-upon-Trent.

  • Day49

    A break in Lichfield

    July 19 in the United Kingdom

    Das war ein Krampf aus Birmingham rauszukommen. Fahren, absteigen, laufen, aufsteigen und wieder fahren immer im Wechsel. Nun sinds noch 22km nach Burton. Hier steht ne große Kathedrale in Lichfield. Sieht ziemlich imposant aus.

  • Day49

    River Trent

    July 19 in the United Kingdom

    Man oh man. Den Planer der Radwege hier hätte ich entlassen. Mal enden sie mitten im nirgendwo und mal muss man aus völlig unerfindlichen Grund die Straßenseite wechseln. Naja wenigstens gibs hier Radwege. Nicht wie in Irland. Ich genieße jetzt noch die schönen Tage draußen. Wer weiß wie lange das noch geht. Morgen gehts nach Nottingham.

  • Day75

    Stalkers Cottage Day 1

    June 22 in the United Kingdom

    Big sleep in after our long drive yesterday. Once we got going we drove to Cheadle to do a bit of shopping. While there we had a look at a church which is known as Pugin's Gem. Pugin is an architect who designed Big Ben and the interior of Westminster. The church was spectacularly colourful inside, quite different to most English churches. Afterwards we drove over to Alton where we went to a nice pub for a quiet drink in the sun. On the way home we found a local farmshop where we picked up some more supplies. Just down the road are the ruins of Croxden Abbey where we stopped for a quick look only (closing time)This is the Abbey we can see from our cottage and like Byland Abbey it was established by the Cistercian monks in the 12thC.Read more

  • Day77

    Stalkers Day 3

    June 24 in the United Kingdom

    Fantastic day today. We walked about a mile down the valley to Croxden Abbey and joined an open garden route around the tiny little hamlets of Great Gate and Croxden. We paid at St Giles church where we were given a cup of tea and cake before our arduous adventure. On we trudged through the prettiest gardens in the world.........and all around the abbey. The abbey is now located on the property of a large and prosperous farm whose garden was unfortunately not open. But we peeked over the stone wall and eden appeared before our eyes. So elegant, tranquil and simple. The colours of an English spring are so wonderful; purples, pinks yellows blues reds orange and every shade thereof. And the perfume as you walk along, even from the fields and hedges is so delightful. Staying in the countryside has really given us a sense of nature's bounty and the silence all around is very relaxing. The historical towns are exceptional but the rural landscapes are sublime. It was nice to talk to some of the gardeners too. Understandably, they're a relaxed lot.
    Dinner at the Raddle Inn. Better this time.
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  • Day76

    Stalkers Day 2

    June 23 in the United Kingdom

    Another big sleep in as we are still finding it hard to keep up the pace. We are trying to slow it all down a bit. Around lunch time we drove to the market town of Uttoxeter. There was a market in the main street selling local food and crafts.
    We then drove to an area where we were told there wa a famous cafe and walk. We stopped at the Ramblers Retreat for lunch. Quite good.
    After lunch we went on a scenic walk from the cafe. Unfortunately we found we can go the wrong way even when walking. When we got back from what was a very nice walk, we looked at the map and realised we had gone on a different walk to that intended. Hope we'll have time to do the "actual" walk later on.
    On the way back we stopped at the town of Alton where there was a beer festival and market in the main street. There was another Pugin church here which was very beautiful and less decorative than the one in Cheadle. The priest there is Vietnamese and he told us how his family had escaped Vietnam in the 80's. Couldn't help thinking what a huge change in his circumstances and how life had evolved it's course for him. The church, monastery and castle are now owned by the church and the castle is used to accommodate disadvantage kids for holiday respite. All good and interesting stuff!
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  • Day78

    Derby and Bakewell

    June 25 in the United Kingdom

    Had a few dramas returning our hire car but won't bore you! Happily set out for Bakewell after leaving Derby and we were planning on having a famous Bakewell Tart. Sadly, when we realised they were full of jam we changed our minds and set about a brief exploration of the town. Bakewell is another market town located on the River Derwent. (nothing to do with the lakes district though) It was a busy market day, people everywhere but a friendly vibe. Visited another ancient church with remnants of earlier buildings dating from the 9th century. The stones were etched with symbols including the ancient staffordshire knot which adorned what is left of a cross in the church grounds. Astonishing antiquities which really link you to the past and the people that lived in these parts, maybe some our forebears!! Homeward bound through lovely farmland we spotted a dairy which used raw milk. Col had an icecream and me a delicious coffee. You could really taste the difference. Final stop was Ashborne, a pretty place with a Sainburys. Home with our stash of goodies and a pile of vegies and Cod for tea.Read more

  • Day81


    June 28 in the United Kingdom

    Last night the Met officially called it a heat wave in the UK. The weather has been bright and sunny since we arrived in Staffordshire with temperatures in the mid 20s. The news is full of parboiled Brits at the seaside and with their feet in ponds. We are are quite enjoying the mild sunny days ourselves.
    Quiet day, washing clothes and preparing for our move to Cambridge tomorrow. Highlight of lunch at Denstone Farm Shop. There are quite a few of these farm shops around and as you would expect their quality varies. Generally though they're nicer than a regular town cafe. We've been trying to buy our eggs from the free range roadside stands. The best were in the Yorkshire Dales where we bought a dozen eggs, all huge and all double yokers. It was amazing and we'll no doubt be talking about it for years!! Very happy that Damian has arrived safely and is staying with his friend Ali in Maidenhead. On Sunday he's training up to Cambridge to meet us for the week.Read more

  • Day80

    Leek and the Peak District

    June 27 in the United Kingdom

    Our day out today was a trip to Leek and around the Peak District
    Leek is a Market town that is interesting without being particularly exciting. Most of the buildings date from the 17th and 18th century. It was worth a two hour walk around.
    We then drove up through Blackshaw Moor into the Peak District National Park. Taking whatever backroads we could find we visited Longnor (a pretty little village), Flash (the highest village in England), Upper Hulme, and a number of other impossibly cute villages in unbelievably beautiful countryside. On the way home we stopped at the Manifold Inn in the Manifold Valley for a very nice dinner and a well earned drink.
    Continuing on we took a "short cut" that took us along a road that got narrower and narrower as we went along until we were eventually opening farm gates every 500m to get to the other end. Well worth the drive as the valley views were amazing.
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  • Day13

    Was man auf der Autobahn so findet...

    October 5, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Am Morgen verliessen uns Stefanie und Cyrill und machten einen Tagesausflug nach Manchester. Heute war mal ein Tag angesagt wo wir etwas weiter hoch fuhren Richtung Manchester - Liverpool vorbei nach Nord Wales und Rhuallt.
    Unterwegs auf der Autobahn und auf den Schnellstrassen sieht man manchmal komische Sachen, so zum Beispiel dieser Transport von einem ganzen Haus. Manchmal überholen die Lastwagen sogar 3 spurig und lassen sich überhaupt nicht stressen.
    Grundsätzlich kann man aber sagen, dass man auf der Autobahn sehr wenig Hektik spürt und die Autofahrer in England mit sehr viel Toleranz fahren, so wurden wir in unseren Ferien bis jetzt nur einmal angehupt, und dies auch nur von einem speziellen Autofahrer bei dem wir nicht sicher waren ob dies auch wirklich ein Engländer war :-)
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Staffordshire, Staffs

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